No one likes to schedule a medical appointment only to find an endless wait at a crowded doctor’s office or clinic. But with a critical lack of healthcare workers, those waits aren’t getting any shorter. The good news is IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) technology is helping take the pressure off overburdened staff. Self-service kiosks, powered by AI, can deliver a better patient experience—both in and out of the clinical setting.
The shortage of medical workers may be new in some parts of the world, but it’s a familiar problem in other markets.
“Asian hospitals have faced staffing issues for a long time,” says Jason Miao, Overseas Business Sales Director for Imedtac Co, LTD, a provider of IoMT technology solutions. “Here in Taiwan, it’s not uncommon for a doctor in a public hospital to see 100 patients in a three-hour shift.”
When you practice medicine at that kind of scale, one important truth becomes apparent: Anything that optimizes workflows in hospitals and clinics is a win.
As Imedtac’s Business Development Manager, Beren Hsieh puts it: “It might not seem like a dramatic change, but if you can use technology to improve a process by a few minutes per patient, it has a huge impact on wait times and provider availability.”
A Better Way to Measure Vital Signs
Imedtac’s Smart Vital Signs Station is an IoT alternative to the traditional vital signs measurement workflow. This self-service kiosk measures a patient’s height, weight, temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. If desired, it can be configured to record additional vital signs, such as blood oxygen levels.
The traditional method of measuring a patient’s vitals requires a trained individual to take readings, with varying devices, and manually record the results. On the other hand, Imedtac kiosk is a one-stop, self-service, automated solution that can save valuable time and resources.
The patient begins by identifying themselves to the system, which is connected to the hospital’s health information system. The station then measures their height, weight, temperature, and so on, providing guidance as needed through a simple to use interface. It automatically uploads the results to the cloud so that the data can be securely integrated with the patient’s electronic medical record and personal health record.
The entire process takes just a few minutes. Crucially, healthcare providers don’t need to be involved at all—freeing them up to perform other duties, and preventing errors caused by the manual transcription of vitals data .
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